Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1970-07-12
set 1 (acoustic)
01 /1/Dire Wolf 5:01
02 The Rub 3:23
03 How Long Blues 3:57
04 Dark Hollow 4:14
05 Friend Of The Devil 4:53
06 Candyman 6:44
07 Katie Mae 4:02
08 Bring Me My Shotgun > 1:46
09 She's Mine 2:37
10 Rosalie McFall 3:48
11 Tell It To Me 2:55
12 Wake Up Little Susie 2:35
Cumberland Blues #
set 2 (electric)
01 Easy Wind 9:14
02 Mama Tried 3:01
03 Cold Rain And Snow 6:11
04 Attics Of My Life 7:27
05 China Cat Sunflower > 3:39
06 jam > 1:27
07 I Know You Rider > 5:08
08 High Time 8:02
set 2 (con't'd)
01 It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World 12:12
02 Bobby Sells The Brooklyn Bridge 00:52
03 Cryptical Envelopment 02:09
04 Drums /1/ > 06:39
05 The Other One > 09:10
06 Me & My Uncle > 03:13
07 The Other One > 01:17
08 Dancin In The Streets /4/ > 11:32
09 Turn On Your Lovelight > 16:10
10 St. Stephen Jam > 00:44
11 Lovelight /2/ @ > 09:14
Uncle John's Band #
/1/ first few seconds are missing
/2/ there appears to be a cut at 1:20
/3/ there is a small dropout at 8:17
/4/ cuts near end, unknown how much is missing
@ cuts near end, unknown how much is missing
there are small cuts between most tracks. It seems like the taper must have been hitting the pause button on a regular basis.
the volume on both sets fluctuated between channels and I have tried to adjust this as much as is possible
there were a few dropouts that I have been able to patch in from the other channel
set 2 has quite a high level of hiss
not a great recording but it'll do until something better shows up
Subject: Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1970-07-12
Subject: Sweetness remembered
Acoustic set is just beautiful - give your ears a few seconds to adjust and you'll be carried right away - Pig gets a *lot* of airtime here. The NRPS set is available on the weinberg 108156 aud and can fit unobtrusively, delightfully, after Little Susie - dig Dawson's Cecelia yodeling!
Electric set - again, pitch issues aside, just check how carefully and punctually EVERY SINGLE NUMBER here is done - that Attics is absolutely shamanistic, Man's World coasts delightfully through the blues, Pigpen orders the entire house on its feet during the post-Cryptical drums, and the Other One just the faaaack IN.
Dancin' goes into what I think is that Tighten Up jam, just twirls up, up, and up into the celesial spheres, and oh pain, PAIN at that cut that leaves us in Lovelight territory. This ain't no routine Lovelight, neither - they really, REALLY cook this one - but the cuts present from the end of Dancin' (only a deadhead knows such pain) and throughout 'till the end of the board keep this treasure from being a full 5. I've tried listening to some of the other sources here, looking for that full Dancin', but I prefer this source for now. Any enterprising 'head want to try a patch on this one or two? :) :) :P
Subjective intimacy on this one - either you're on board and "get it" or you don't.If you're familiar with those jaw-dropping Port Chester auds from 1970 this is very similar terrain.
Subject: Speed issues...
Just compare this show's Me And My Uncle with the previous night's.*
* I know some people say the 12th is really the 11th, etc.
Subject: Rough diamond
Subject: more complete tape?
Subject: Summer in the city
Cool down at the FE with the Good Ol Grateful Dead.
Bought my first bootleg of the Dead outside the FE while Bill Graham was barking out orders for us to stay in line! Wish I was there right now.
The music lives on via the tapers. Thank you to all.
Subject: Date is wrong
Subject: Date Confusion
Subject: A Blessing from Heaven...
I RECOMMEND ADDING THIS SHOW TO YOUR 1970 AUDIENCE COLLECTION.
The performance is beyond spectacular, you will want this show in your archive if you are a DEAD HEAD.
Yes it has hand clapping sometimes and yes it's an Audience Recording and sounds like you are out in the lobby (actually out in the audience) but that's not all it is...
It's the GRATEFUL DEAD at the FILLMORE EAST in New York City, July 12, 1970. What do you think it's going to sound like man? PAY ATTENTION!
Forget the lousy quality recording, which isn't that freak'n bad, just listen to the show, man. THE SHOW IS AMAZING!
THE SHOW IS AMAZING. Did I tell you the SHOW IS AMAZING??
I recommend listening to "audience recorded" shows through your favorite headphones. It brings the music closer to your ears and is easier to hear. Using EQ isn't a bad idea either if you have it.
SirMick has done it again......I am in awe.
If there is a soundboard of this show, we're gonna have to fork over serious bucks for it...but until then, get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry...
"Attics of My Life" is truly a beautiful song and is performed here with incredible vocals.
Lot's of Pigpen performances for us Pigpen fans. The acoustic Pigpen is a real treat.
"IT'S A MAN'S WORLD" is always a delight and NO ONE could sing "IT'S A MAN'S WORLD" better than Pigpen, not even James brown. Pigpen stole this song from James Brown and made it his own. A fast 6/8 tempo is something only Pigpen could do, and it's unbelievable!
Thanks SirMick for sharing this show with us die-hard Pigpen fans, it's all we got of ol' Pigpen, and it helps us remember him.
Pigpen was one of the greatest front-men ever and he added a whole other dimension to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Dancin' In the Street sounds slow...tape speed, or what?
31 songs performed by the GRATEFUL DEAD live at the Fillmore East in the summer of 1970 gets 5 stars in my book anyday, and with all them Pigpen songs, It should get 100 stars. Turn On Your Lovelight was Pigpen's signature song, for a reason...he was all about LOVE, Janis knew it.
This is one audience recording you are going to want because it's as close to being at a GRATEFUL DEAD Show in the summer of 1970 at the Fillmore East as you're gonna get. If you love the GRATEFUL DEAD, you will LOVE THIS SHOW.
PS: Turn On Your Lovelight cuts off at the end as it should in any bootleg live recording. The GRATEFUL DEAD always played longer than any tape ever made back then...that's the way it was.
I turned 15 in 1970, and would see my first rock concert in September at Madison Square Garden in NYC, it was a Led Zeppelin matinee show for $6.50 and it wasn't sold out.
Eat, Drink, be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.
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